About Travel Daily

Travel Daily is Australia’s leading travel trade publication. It is produced five days a week and distributed by email to subscribers in the travel industry.

The publication is noted for timely, accurate reporting, and aims to be ‘first with the latest’. It is circulated to an estimated 35,000 industry personnel across Australia and the globe each day, including retailers, wholesalers, airlines, cruise lines, hotel groups, car rental companies, government agencies and so on.

Travel Daily consists of a number of A4 pages carrying news stories, photographs and advertising, distributed in Adobe Acrobat PDF format via email.

Advertising produces immediate results and is seen as the most cost-effective way to promote to the Australian travel industry.


Travel Daily was started in 1994 by Mike Heard, and for many years was sent to subscribers as a two page fax each day.

The rise of the internet saw Travel Daily evolve into a PDF publication distributed by email, and the business was purchased in 2004 by Bruce and Jenny Piper.

Subscriber numbers have grown steadily and now Travel Daily is widely acknowledged as the most read daily publication for the Australian travel industry.


A number of independent surveys have found that travel agents in Australia overwhelmingly get their news and information from Travel Daily. For example, a recent study undertaken by the Passport to Rewards program found that Travel Daily had more than five times the readership of its nearest competitor, a free online HTML newsletter. Another PDF newsletter came in third place with just one eighth of the readership of Travel Daily.

Because Travel Daily is a paid subscription open rates are exceptionally high, and our advertisers report excellent results from campaigns run in the newsletter.

Travel Daily’s online video service Travel Daily TV showcases video content and has attracted more than one million  views on YouTube.

An independent Australian business

Travel Daily is a 100% Australian owned and operated company. Although there are many imitators – some with very similar names – Travel Daily has an exceptional reputation for reliable reporting and successful advertising.

The owners of Travel Daily also publish Cruise Weekly, a free newsletter for consumers and travel agents about cruising (see, Business Events News which is published three times a week for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events sector (see and a pharmacy industry newsletter called Pharmacy Daily (see

Travel Daily has no affiliation with other publications with names such as Travel Daily News, Travel Daily Asia, Travel Daily UK, Travel Daily Middle East, Travel Daily China or Travel Daily Media. None of these publications provide our targeted coverage of the Australian market.

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Latest travel daily headlines

Fri 18 Aug 17

CWT names regional chief

CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed a new Managing Director to lead its Asia Pacific operations as the company works to exploit rapidly growing markets in the region.

Fri 18 Aug 17

Record 2017 for Brisbane

Travel Daily

INTERNATIONAL passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport jumped 7% in 2016/17 to over 5.6 million, representing the fastest growth rate for the Queensland capital in the last ten years.

Fri 18 Aug 17

Spain pax accounted for

Travel Daily

MAJOR tour operators have confirmed the safety of their Australian guests in Spain today after news of the apparent terror attack in Barcelona.

Thu 17 Aug 17

Cathay posts huge loss

CATHAY Pacific is expecting further headwinds after the Hong Kong-based airline posted a loss of HK$2.05 billion (AU$330m) in the first half of this year.

Thu 17 Aug 17

Philippine Airlines CNS pullout

PHILIPPINE Airlines will commence direct flights between Manila and Auckland in Dec this year, with the move seeing the suspension of the carrier's existing service via Cairns.

Thu 17 Aug 17

Tourism workforce shortfall

Travel Daily

TOURISM Australia managing director John O'Sullivan yesterday confirmed the sector is well on track to achieving several of its Tourism 2020 goals - but is falling short when it comes to issues around industry staffing, training and development.

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